Friday, March 15, 2019

The Bomb Cyclone Snowmageddon

KATIE:  Glogirly sure has been outside shoveling a lot today. The news is calling the big storm that hit yesterday a bomb cyclone. 



WAFFLES:  You're not supposed to say bomb, Boss. 

KATIE:  That's on a plane, Waffles. You're can't say bomb on a plane or you could get hauled off and arrested.

WAFFLES: So we can say bomb as many times as we want here?

KATIE:  Yes, but I don't know why you would. Other than in reference to the storm. 


WAFFLES:  Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb bomb-bomb. How's that?


KATIE: You mean other than annoying?

Holy Snowcat!
Unless you've been living under a rock, or laying out on a glorious beach, you've probably heard about the winter superstorm the meteorologists have been calling the Bomb Cyclone. The "eye" of this crazy snowmageddon was just below Denver. And up here in the mountains, we got hit with almost 20" of the white stuff.


Plowing and shoveling has been a challenge because of how heavy the snow is. And because of the hurricane force winds that accompanied the snowfall, it's like there's a thick layer of hard crust on top of all the snow.

When Glogirly was outside clearing a path so we can get the Jeep out if we need to, our sweetheart neighbor (who loves cats by the way and is one of only FOUR people that has pet Katie and lived to tell about it) came down our steep driveway on his ATV with a snowplow blade on the front to help her. Just as they were finishing up, they saw the FedEx truck coming down the road. Simultaneously they thought, "Uh oh. This may not end well."

The short version of the story is -

  • FedEx truck got stuck coming down our road.
  • Sweetheart neighbor Bob got his Jeep and pulled him out with a winch.
  • FedEx truck made it to the house, but knew getting back up the road would be impossible.
  • Waited a few hours for a tow truck to arrive.
  • Tow truck got stuck.
  • Sweetheard neighbor Bob helped him out.
  • Another sweetheart neighbor (also named Bob) tried to widen the road by plowing a bit more.
  • Tow truck tried to get up the road to see if he could make it and then help the FedEx truck.
  • Tow truck failed. Once, twice, ok we lost count.
  • FedEx driver gave it a go and made it out.
  • Two truck got even more stuck trying to get out.
  • Second tow truck arrived to pull the first tow truck out.
  • Second tow truck failed. 
  • The tow drivers abandoned the first truck in the middle of the road.
  • The plan is to bring back TWO tow trucks tomorrow morning to try to get the first tow truck out.

All the drama started at 11am, Thursday morning. It wasn't until 8pm that the two tow truck drivers decided it was time to call it quits and try again tomorrow.


More to come!


We decided we might have to start sharing this graphic with those who are either stupid enough or brave enough to attempt our driveway and are either lucky enough or skilled enough to get out.



25 comments:

  1. You can never have enough Bobs!

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  2. Wow! That is a lot of drama. Hope there was enough hot coffee and cocoa to watch. MOL!

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  3. You guys have an awesome neighbor! MOL at all those tow truck drivers!

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  4. Yes Holy Snowcat that is crazy!! Good luck and stay safe.

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  5. It all makes for entertainment when the weather is too bad to go out! Thank goodness for lovely neighbours like the two Bobs.

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  6. Wow! You’re blessed with great neighbors. Stay safe and warm!

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  7. I admit, this was very entertaining.

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  8. Never a dull moment in your mountain paradise! I'm glad the three of you weathered the storm safely, and thank goodness for good neighbors. Can't wait to hear part two of the two truck saga.

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  9. I read your blog every day, and this was a cliff hanger if I ever saw one. Wow. I'm not brave enough to live there if I could. Your having lived in MN. may have helped prepare you for where you are now.

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  10. We think that neighbor deserves either a case of beer or some goodies for all the help. yikes!

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  11. YAY for the Bobs. Made mom laugh that the Fed Ex guy finally made it out but the tow trucks still couldn't do it.

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  12. Hokey Schnickeys! What a story; one couldn't make it up. Katie, are you going soft or what? You let Bob pet you, and you didn't send him to the ER? Slipping, girl...you are slipping!
    *giggle*

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  13. Holy mackerel! We are at a loss for words!

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  14. As much as I envy your mountain aerie, this is one time I'm glad we live on the plains side of Denver. A lot less snow and city snow plows to clear the roads. Can't wait to read the rest of the saga.

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  15. that's a lot of snow to be shoveling,xx Speedy

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  16. Maybe they should call before attempting to deliver :-)

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  17. Waffles, tell Katie I'm calling for a visit. Please make sure my 'stang can get up the driveway. Tell the tow trucks to move outta the way. Love, CK

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  18. Wow, that was some storm! Now how long will it take all that white stuff to melt??

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  19. Wow that is a lot of snow. Sounds like quite the time with the trucks.
    Sue B

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  20. Mother Nature really is a force, isnt' she? Yowza! Stay warm and safe inside and tell anyone who wants to visit to bring skiis or they better be driving Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang!!! Ha!

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  21. Just no for that amount of snow. Mum thought it was bad two years ago when we got 13 inches of that white stuff in March.

    Although it did bring lots of entertainment for you and you got your long driveway cleared out to boot! Bonus.

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